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The Chicken Hat Plays, sponsored in part by Pizza Luce!

This Saturday, come see 8 plays that don’t exist right now.

Eight writers draw their prompts from hats full of suggestions on Friday night. (Odds are pretty good that someone will get “wiener.”)

Eight directors and a bunch of actors show up Saturday morning. Each director draws a script from a hat, then their cast from a hat, then they all go away.

Saturday is spent memorizing lines, finding costumes and props, and general cramming.

Saturday night at 7pm, you get 8 original world premiere plays from the area’s bravest theatrical artists.

All of this for ten bucks.

Rubber Chicken Theater presents “The Awesome 80s Prom”

Friday, May 13, 20 and 27 at 7:30
Great Lakes Ballroom at the downtown Holiday Inn
Tickets: $25 couple, $15 single, $10 per person for tubular groups of 8 or more

It’s like Tony and Tina’s Wedding, if Tony and Tina had been at a high school prom in the 80s.

Dance the night away to Boy George, Michael Jackson, Men at Work, and more. Vote for Prom King and Queen. Play in an Air Band Contest. Party like it’s 1989!

Call (218) 213-2780 for most excellent tickets, dude.

Final Weekend for “Completely Hollywood”

The reviews are in!

“Frankly, my dear, you should give yourself a damn treat and see this show.” –Rhett Butler

These boobs are real!

“Completely Hollywood (abridged)”, March 25-26, April 1-2, 8-9.

Rubber Chicken Theater takes on Tinseltown in this seriously silly show at The Shack. (Try saying that fast five times.) 186 classic movies, crammed into one show. Plus, yummy food and YOU could help recreate a zombie scene, live onstage!

Call (715) 392-DINE to reserve your spot.

Is that a Chip in your Cravaack or are you just happy to see me?

The only sketch comedy revue in town this holiday season.
WARNING: show features adult use of the word “Cravaack.”

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, and 30-31 at 7pm
The Venue at Mohaupt Block, next to Anderson Furniture

Stick around after the Saturday performances for the return of Cracked Egg Improv, free with paid revue admission.

More info: 218-213-2780,

Rubber #@$! Chicken presents David #$@%! Mamet’s “American $#&*!@# Buffalo”

May was a great time for homegrown music. June is shaping up to be the month for homegrown theater.

Rubber Chicken Theater presents
“American Buffalo” by David Mamet
June 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
7pm at The Venue at Mohaupt Block.
Directed by Minden Anderson
Featuring Tony Barrett, Brian Matuszak and Tate Haglund-Pagel

Rubber Chicken Radio Hour is on the air!

Featuring Rockin’ Johnny Rocker, Morning Drive Homicide Detective
Father Stu, Naked City Hall and more general silliness.

Broadcast live from the Shack in Superior on KUWS 91.3FM.

Friday, May 7 at 7pm
Celebrity Guest: Matt Perrine from the Budgeteer News
Musical Guest: River (Ryan Jordan and Paul Vogel)

Be a part of the live studio audience for just $5.

(218) 213-2780,

Back by Popular Demand!!

Rubber Chicken Theater presents “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”

April 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, dinner seating at 6:30pm
April 11, 18, and 25, dinner seating at 12noon

Agoraphobia, 80s nostalgia, road kill, strippers and disco. It’s everything a musical should be.

Call The Shack at (715) 392-DINE for reservations. Hurry, they go fast!

Time to Doff Your Chicken Hat!

Cheryl Skafte IS Don Ness!

Cheryl Skafte as Don Ness.
John Munson as Rockin’ Johnny Rocker, Morning Drive Homicide Detective.
Christa Lawler as Christa Lawler. And music from Sara Thomsen.

That’s a lot of entertainment for just five dollars.

The Rubber Chicken Radio Hour, broadcast live on KUWS 91.3FM this Thursday at 8pm. (But all the fun is had in the live studio audience at The Shack in Superior…) Call (218) 213-2780 for tix.

Free ticket to Cracked Egg Improv — Thursday, Jan. 28 only!


Free ticket! This Thursday, Jan. 28 only!

Mention this Super Secret Email and get TWO tickets for the price of ONE!

Cracked Egg Improv, a tiny wing of Rubber Chicken Theater, is back to making it up as they go along this Thursday at 7pm at Dubh Linn Comedy Pub, 109 W. Superior St. in downtown Duluth.

Five dollars gets you TWO tickets to this week’s shows. Plus, hold onto that ticket stub for a half price drink after the show.

See both you, and your friend, there!

Rubber Chicken Radio Hour has a permanent home at The Shack


The Rubber Chicken Radio Hour has a new permanent home at the Shack in Superior.

Come out to beautiful Cloquet for some G & S Comic Opera!


Rubber Chicken Theater heads down I-35 to stage An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan on Feb. 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30pm and February 14 at 2:00pm at the Encore Performing Arts Center and Gallery in Cloquet, Minnesota. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

“Waiting for Godot” by Rubber Chicken Theater


Two down-on-their-luck tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, fill their days as painlessly as they can as they wait for someone named Godot to show up. Godot, they believe, will be able to explain their interminable insignificance, or put an end to it.

The Great Thanksgiving Blizzard of 1983

Just wondering if anyone else remembers the big snowstorm of ’83? It actually hit the night before Thanksgiving. I was working at what was called the Duluth Arena then and we got snowed in. I got to pull my car inside and sleep in the auditorium mezzanine. It was pretty sweet. We took an Arena ice truck and tried to get to Superior for some beer, but had to turn back. We did manage to walk down in the middle of the blizzard and eat at Godfather’s on London Road, right before they closed up shop. I remember we even managed to throw a snowball or two at Jack McKenna’s weather window on Michigan Street.

Good times.

The coolest thing about this monster blizzard was the thunder and lighting. That was the first time I had ever seen that, and I don’t think it’s happened since.